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Yup, we’re homeowners!

Written By: Colleen - Sep• 10•13

Jay and I have just closed on our first house, a townhome that’s 2 miles from where our apartment was.  The entire process has been simultaneously exciting, confusing, scary, and nerve wracking.  But for today, we are finally glad that we are just in the excited stage.  We also learned A LOT about home buying that is probably a big “duh” to anyone who has done it before.

We didn’t set out when we started the summer to buy a house.  In the beginning of July, we decided to start looking to see what was out there.  The second time we went out looking, we found something that was pretty much exactly what I was looking for.  It was even listed for slightly less than what other places in the neighborhood were listed as.  We thought about it for a few days and decided that much like how Jay’s new car was pretty much handed to him by the universe last year, this home felt the same way.  The best part is that we don’t have any change in our commutes to work and don’t even have to find new local places to eat, haha.

I’ll give a tour in pictures.  I think it goes without saying, but I know someone will wonder – No, we don’t get to keep the mirrors or wall decor or cookbook or bowls.  Those are all just for show. But yeah, I really want to keep all of the mirrors you’ll see scattered through the pictures, haha.  Enjoy!


When you open up into the hall on the first floor.  The door to the right is the garage.


Bonus room on the first floor.  View from where you first enter.


View of the bonus room from the other side, standing by the bathroom.


View of the bonus room from the front.  The doorway on the left is for a full bathroom.


Moving onwards, here’s the hallway to go either out the front door or go upstairs to the second floor…


Up the stairs we go…


Here’s our living room.  Ta-daaaa.


Looking over the balcony is my favorite part of the living room.


Kitchen.  Glad we are getting to keep the fridge.  My first “order of business” whenever we save up enough will be to change the counters to some kind of nicer granite.  The only thing I am  not a fan of in the entire townhouse is the whiteness of the kitchen.


Walking into the kitchen…


Looking out onto the deck.  To the left are stairs to go downstairs to the patio that you can see outside of the bonus room pictures.


Kitchen from the other side.


View of the living room from the kitchen.  Love how open it is.  LOVE it.


Let’s go upstairs to the third floor!


Bedroom #1.  This will be Jay’s new man cave/the podcast recording studio.


View out the window from Bedroom #1.


Bedroom #2 – guest bedroom.


Right outside both bedrooms is another full bath.  I didn’t get a picture of it for some reason.  Here’s the master bedroom.


Now entering the master bathroom.  Here’s the double sink:


Here’s our huge bathtub.  If I knew how to do handy things, I’d totally make the tub into a hot tub or some sort:


Here’s the awesome shower that I can’t wait to sit in, haha:


And finally, the view outside of the master bedroom window.


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  1. Will says:

    Congrats on being homeowners! I especially like the deck, the shower, and the tub.

  2. Matia Zivkusic says:

    Beautiful Place!! Congrats! I sure it will hold many wonderful memories!

    • Colleen Glatfelter says:

      Thank you so much! We are really excited about everything except having to clean 2 extra floors worth of living space, haha 😉

  3. Laura says:

    Wow – it’s gorgeous! Congratulations!! It’s been fun following your adventures from getting engaged to buying your first house. You know what comes next…babies!!

  4. CJ Jones says:

    Holy Jesus, that’s a mansion! I don’t know if this is gauche to ask, but how much did that cost? And what is the square footage?

    And who cares about decor. Do you at least get to keep the pears?

    P.S. – Don’t listen to Laura; never get into the baby business!

    • Colleen Glatfelter says:

      lol, the square footage is 1900, which includes the garage. If you message me on Facebook, I don’t mind telling you the cost. I’m bummed we didn’t get to keep the pears but there is a GIANT mirror in the garage that looks like it was in a dance studio or something at some point. I’m mad stoked about all the opportunities for vanity I am going to have now.

  5. Lynn says:

    Wow you guys! Your place is really beautiful and incredible! ^^ Looks like the kinds of places you see on TV lol. You have great taste! Is it newly built?

    • Colleen Glatfelter says:

      Thanks, Lynn. We’re really excited about it. The neighborhood was built between 2001-2003, but I believe this particular unit was built in 2001. The previous owners kept it in great shape.

  6. Jim Watari says:

    Wow very nice, congrats

  7. Adam Gough says:

    Seriously awesome looking house. I’m almost too jealous to be able to congratulate you sincerely … almost.


  8. jeffintexas says:

    Looks great Colleen! Congrats to you and Jay on buying your first house…and being in debt for the next 15-30 years!! LOL!!

  9. Desiree' Bingham says:

    What a great looking place! Can’t wait to come see it!

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